Los Angeles Times reporter Randall Roberts was in Petaluma recently to interview Sonoma County’s own Tom Waits and posted this little tease in advance of the feature story that will run this Sunday, Oct. 23:

“Tom Waits sat at a table at Pete’s Henny Penny in Petaluma last week talking about his forthcoming release, ‘Bad as Me.’ The 61-year-old singer, songwriter, actor and roustabout calls record promotion ‘doing the dishes’ — talking to the press after the feast that is the creative process is finished.”

Read here what Waits had to say about his work with  the late singer and artist Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, who died earlier this year.